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Comunicado Prensa 2019 01 31 900



Windy conditions in the Pacific and Central Valley continue

The high pressure system located north of Florida, United States, causes the wind on our country to keep accelerated. The strongest gusts have been recorded in Guanacaste, with values ??of 85.2 km / h in the Orosi Volcano, 62.8 in Santa Cruz and 61.7 km / h in Liberia. On the other hand, in the Central Valley, between moderate and strong have been perceived with values ??of 47.7 km / h in San Joaquín, 59.6 km / h in Santa Ana, 55.1 km / h in Alajuela and 37.2 km / h in San José.

During Thursday, the windy conditions will continue in the North Pacific and Central Valley regions. Maximum gusts are expected between 55-85 km / h in the mountain ranges of Guanacaste, Tilarán and in the plains; while in the Central Volcanic Range they would vary between 45-65 km / h.

In the same way, throughout the day, the sky will remain partially cloudy for the Caribbean and Northern Zone regions; in the Central Valley it will vary from little to partial cloudiness. Meanwhile, clear conditions are expected for the Pacific Slope.


Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Extreme precautions for strong winds and possible damage to roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).

• Caution for boats by the choppy sea in the north of the North Pacific, the Gulf of Nicoya, as well as air navigation by turbulence on the mountainous sectors.

• Avoid burning of all kinds as they can get out of control.